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Old 04-13-2015, 09:26 PM
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My post was a bit confusing.. pre suspension at 100kph was 20 and post-suspension raise at 100kph was 17. My theory is that the air route under the Jeep and caravan is straighter-the caravan has high clearance. also less of The caravan front is exposed to the airstream because the car roof is higher. The extra weight would make virtually no difference at steady speed on a level road.
As far as I could tell all the other variables were the same.
Your theory of matching ground clearances and reducing the frontal area of the caravan has merit. However, otherwise, reducing ground clearance reduces turbulence under the car and therefore improves fuel economy. That's what Aero mode is for. The extra weight will cause your tyres to flex more reducing fuel economy but you may have and should have, increased the tyre pressure to compensate for the extra weight.

Something you need to check. Look up the load limit of your front axles then add half the weight of the bull-bar plus winch plus bash plate. My guess is you will be over. No need to panic. Just be careful with the front end.

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Old 04-13-2015, 10:47 PM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

I found this in one of the many versions of the manual but have not confirmed that it is valid for our vehicles:

Normally, in Paddle Shift Mode, the transmission will automatically shift up when maximum engine speed is reached. If, however, Paddle Shift Mode is engaged while in SPORT mode, the transmission will remain in the selected gear even when maximum engine speed is reached. The transmission will upshift only when commanded by the driver.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:39 PM
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I found this in one of the many versions of the manual but have not confirmed that it is valid for our vehicles:

Normally, in Paddle Shift Mode, the transmission will automatically shift up when maximum engine speed is reached. If, however, Paddle Shift Mode is engaged while in SPORT mode, the transmission will remain in the selected gear even when maximum engine speed is reached. The transmission will upshift only when commanded by the driver.
Can you have sport mode in low range with the active suspension?
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Get the transmission update, I had same issue and TCM update fixed it.
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:46 AM
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Get the transmission update, I had same issue and TCM update fixed it.
You can drive in 1st in low range and not have it automatically change up when it hits peak revs?
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You can drive in 1st in low range and not have it automatically change up when it hits peak revs?
Before the update it would change up gears without hitting peak revs during engine braking. Now it just holds the gears like its supposed to. I am not sure about what it does bouncing off the red-line but it will be fun to test.
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Your theory of matching ground clearances and reducing the frontal area of the caravan has merit. However, otherwise, reducing ground clearance reduces turbulence under the car and therefore improves fuel economy. That's what Aero mode is for. The extra weight will cause your tyres to flex more reducing fuel economy but you may have and should have, increased the tyre pressure to compensate for the extra weight.

Something you need to check. Look up the load limit of your front axles then add half the weight of the bull-bar plus winch plus bash plate. My guess is you will be over. No need to panic. Just be careful with the front end.
The extra weight was a concern and the reason I thought about getting it for 12 months. I guess visit a weighbridge all loaded is the only way to get my weights right.
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Old 04-15-2015, 01:59 AM
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Possibly by raising the Jeep, it is closer to the Jetstream, and therefore incurring less drag.
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Thanks for everyone's advice earlier. It's officially a write off. I'll see if they let me quote for an upgrade to Overland. At the very least I'd like a different colour, just to have a fresh start. It was Billet, so I'm thinking White, Red, or Granite. I doubt I can be fussy about MY14 vs MY15 though.
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Possibly by raising the Jeep, it is closer to the Jetstream, and therefore incurring less drag.
clearly the only logical answer!
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